HSB Calls For Adequate Health Sector Funding

WITH Parliamentary preparations for the 2019 National Budget heating up, Health Service Board feels the allocation of adequate funding to the Health Sector can alleviate shortage of hospital staff and equipment needed at public health institutions. By Kudakwashe Pembere During an HSB Harare Central Hospital tour on Tuesday, nurses and doctors bemoaned the incommensurate human resources and inadequate hospital amenities. HSB members toured the Children’s Clinic, Casualty, Maternity, Renal and General wards where they were told of a deficit of some ventilators used for ICU, intravenous antibiotics to mention the…

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Chinamasa Cornered: Increases Ministry of Health Budget Allocation to $520 million

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa was last night left with no option but to genuflect to the demands of Parliamentarians to increase funding for the health ministry from $408 million which according to Parliamentarians was way below the Abuja declaration target of 15%. HealthTimes Correspondent  Following pressure by members of the Portfolio Committee on health and other parliamentarians who were threatening not to pass the 2018 budget if did not increase funding to the health sector, Chinamasa had to bow down to pressure at the 11th hour, increasing the funding from…

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Rwanda Overtakes Zimbabwe On Health Funding

By Michael Gwarisa ZIMBABWE continues to lag behind in terms of allocating domestic financial resources to the health sector, falling far behind civil war stricken countries like Rwanda. According to a report dubbed “The African Regional Framework For The Implementation Of  The Global Strategy On Human Resources For Health :Workforce 2030” which was presented during the ongoing WHO 67th Regional conference in Vic falls, Rwanda was amongst the few African countries which managed to meet the Abuja Declaration target which states that governments should at least dedicate 15 percent towards…

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